Monday, July 9, 2012

Day 12: Arugula Orzo Salad

This SCREMS summer and with our CSA in full swing we have arugula up to our eyeballs!

This recipe is awesome and even our kids can't get enough! Major bonus it's good either hot or cold!! (=

Recipe video to come on my YouTube channel: CandidMommy

Day 11: Flour-less Peanut Butter Cookies

Wanted to try something new and WOW! These are delish!!

The dough isn't very "doughy" but they taste great!!

Day 10: Chocolate Chop Cookies

We went camping and I did a bunch of prep... So my next few posts will include the things I made. To watch a video on it all click here:

Anyhow I made my most favorite CCC's ever!

Here's the recipe (-:

They're so yummy!! But what beats a good cookie!?!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Day 9: Eggs (CAST IRON!)

I watched my parents house last night so naturally I woke up and cooked breakfast in their amazing kitchen!

They have seas of cast iron!! At least 20 pieces (ahhhhhhh) so I made eggs on a fun flat one this morning. Why I do not have any cast iron is beyond me but I WILL be getting some VERY soon!!!!

So although eggs are b-oring I loved the pan so much that it made the cut for today's blog!

This is my 3 year old son, Deacon's plate.... He requested his egg scrambled (I have a few fried)

Day 8: Turkey Burgers

So I cannot take credit for these as my girlfriend made them.... She uses Trader Joe's 21 Seasoning Salute and wowza they're delish!! She also has a culinary degree so ya... All of her food is truly amazing...

Hers are so much more simple than our which have like 20 ingredients! The next time I make them I'll share all that we throw in!

This was such a fun summer meal (and a great evening for us and our kids!)

Day 7: Hummus

Here was our picnic for the splash pad... I made some hummus to share (kind of a potluck picnic ;-)! Here is the simple recipe I use!

My kids and I love this stuff!!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Day 6: Whole Wheat Waffles

Totally spaced taking a picture today but here is a how-to recipe video on my homemade whole wheat (sugar & oil free) waffles:

Sooooo yummy and simple! If you make them please lmk what you think!

Day 5: Pizza

I have an AMAZING recipe on a quick 20-minute dough! This time I substituted half of the flour for whole wheat with major success!

Basil from our garden along with fresh mozzarella and tomatoes made for an awesome 'pie'

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Day 4: Laundry Soap

This is So Easy and CHEAP!!!

Deacon and I whipped some up today (-:

Here is a how-to video on the soap:

Day 3: Chicken & Veggie Soup

I love crock pot days... Although I swear that the smell makes me hungrier all day!!!

The weather was nasty so I opted to start some soup... I started with just chicken, carrots and onion and throughout the day I added various spices, cabbage, kale, tomato sauce, roasted garlic, and I'm not sure what else... But I topped it with some parm and it was a great healthy dish that used up a bunch of our CSA veggies!

Day 2: Steel Cut Oatmeal

We LOVE this oatmeal! It's high in protein, has a great texture & tastes great! The only con is that it takes about 45 minutes to cook- but it's worth it!!
Today we added honey, bananas & cinnamon.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Day 1: Whole Wheat Bread

I can bake.... Almost too well at times... But me and my bread machine, well we're fighting! I am DETERMINED to master a whole wheat loaf of bread (with no funky ingredients) in my bread machine. I can make a good loaf without but I want the ease.... I want to make all of our bread from scratch (especially our sandwich bread) and in order to do it and keep it up I need a fast and easy routine.

We dislike the taste or texture of all of the recipes we've tried to date (about a dozen) so I am making my own. Tonight was my first loaf with my own recipe. I think either my yeast needs a little more love or my husband really didn't use his head when he turned on the blender next to the machine to make Orange Julius (just OJ, vanilla, milk & ice)...
I'll post a picture of the "cat bread" below (-; the flavor is spot on; it's soft, fluffy, and just all around amazing!! I'm so onto something here! I just have some fine tuning!